Professor J.M. van Winter Stipend 2019

28 February 2019

The board of the Stichting Gastronomische Bibliotheek invites students and researchers to submit requests for the Professor J.M. van Winter Stipend 2019.

With this stipend, the Stichting Gastronomische Bibliotheek aims to:

  • commemorate the major contributions of Professor J.M. van Winter, emeritus professor of Medieval History at Utrecht University, to the study of the history of eating and drinking in the Middle Ages;
  • encourage the use of the History of Food collection of the Allard Pierson

The Stichting Gastronomische Bibliotheek was established in 1993 by Johannes van Dam, Joop Witteveen and Bart Cuperus with the aim of preserving for future generations their private collections on the history of food. In 2005, the Stichting decided to bring their collection under the umbrella of the Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam.

The Professor J.M. van Winter Stipend

Each year, the Stichting Gastronomische Bibliotheek makes a stipend of €1000 available for research that makes particular use of the History of Food collection of the Allard Pierson, the heritage collections held at the University of Amsterdam. This research is intended to throw further light on a particular aspect of the history of food and drink. The stipend is to be used as compensation for travel, accommodation and research costs and must be fully spent within one year of allocation.

The results of the research should be presented in writing in the form of a brief report. The researcher will be invited to give a short presentation of their research during the next Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food.


Students or researchers studying or working at a university in the Netherlands or abroad are eligible to apply.


Applications should comprise:

  • a research proposal of no more than 500 words;
  • a brief CV;
  • a fully completed application form.

Applications must be submitted by 15 August 2019 to:

Bijzondere Collecties, attn. Ms J.J. Mammen, Oude Turfmarkt 129, 1012 GC Amsterdam (email:

Applications will be assessed by Professor J.M. van Winter and the jury of the Joop Witteveen Prize: Dr D. De Vooght, M. Willebrands Ma, Prof. K.J. Cwiertka, S. van der Veen Ma and Dr M. van Roon.


The announcement of the recipient of the Professor J.M. van Winter Stipend will take place during the Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food 2019 on Friday 15 November 2019. All applicants will be contacted before 15 October 2019.


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